Nintendo is expanding its portable gaming console family with the launch of all new 2DS XL. This new Nintendo 2DS XL console will arrive first in Australia and New Zealand on June 15, then Japan on July 13, and US and Canada on July 28. Nintendo has yet to make an announcement for Europe. New Nintendo 2DS XL price in US is about $149.99, CAD 199.99 in Canada, AUD 199.95 in Australia and New Zealand, and JPY 14,980 in Japan.
The New 2DS XL improves on the original with a foldable design and 82 percent bigger screen, weight about 260 grams. In Japan and Europe it will be available in two color shades: Black-Turquoise and White-Orange while only the first has been confirmed for the North American territory.
From the point of view of their features, the new portable console of the Kyoto house will obviously not equipped with 3D capability and has been confirmed the presence of the “C Stick” button on the front, and “ZL Button” and “ZR Button” on the back. In addition, built-in NFC support function for Amiibo cards and figures.
The company will also release new games for the 3DS family on the Nintendo handheld day, on July 28, in Hey! Pikmin, and Miitopia. While the Japan is getting more game titles such as 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers, The Snack World: Trejarers, and Ever Oasis.
In Hey! PIKMIN game, players guide Captain Olimar through 2D side-scrolling levels and collect Sparklium to refuel his crashed ship, the S.S. Dolphin 2, so he can escape the planet. The Touch Screen controls let players choose the right Pikmin to toss at enemies and objects, which is critical to defeating foes and solving the many puzzles Olimar encounters during his adventure.
Meanwhile, the Miitopia, band together with your Mii and Mii friends to explore your own personalised world of Miitopia. Cast Mii characters into various roles and watch hilarious scenes unfold as they work together to defeat the Dark Lord who has stolen the faces of the townspeople of Miitopia. Players can bring in their created Mii characters from Miitomo or Tomodachi Life, or create their own Mii team in the game. This game has a lighthearted tone with traditional and strategic RPG-like elements, including customisation, relationship building and team management.